David Browne
March 08, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

Real Love

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
The Beatles
genre
Pop

We gave it a B-

The Beatles seance continues with yet another fleshed-out Lennon leftover, ”Real Love”. John’s voice remains shrouded in ghostly reverb, Harrison’s slide guitar is pure nostalgia, and the lyrics are sappy, to be kind. But if ”Free as a Bird” was a musical funeral, this one, with its warm-and-fuzzy chorus, is the feel-good party afterward. In other words, John’s only half-grimacing. B-

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